An Emraan Hashmi film inevitably ends up drawing footfalls to theatres and this is a fact proved yet again at box office last weekend. Hashmi’s new release Jannat 2 got a good response from movie buffs.
Directed by Kunal Deshmukh and introducing the newbie Esha Gupta, the film opened promisingly on Friday with a collection of Rs. 8.5 crore nett. There was an alarming dip in the collection on Saturday as the business declined to Rs. 6.9 crore, but the worries were unfounded as the film picked up again on Sunday with a collection of Rs. 8.6 crore.
If you look at the graph, it goes in the shape of a V, ending on Sunday approximately where it started on Friday, but with a dip in between.
The aggregate of Rs. 24 crore nett isn’t great but good enough for the film to not incur losses. The audience response was particularly good in Maharashtra; the collection in the North, particularly, Delhi, wasn’t up to the mark.
Bottom line: Jannat 2 will have to sustain at the box office this week with a decent collection to emerge as a Hit.
The other release of last week, Fatso, didn’t fare well at box office.
Meanwhile, the John Abraham-produced Vicky Donor has emerged as a SUPERHIT with a collection of Rs. 29 crore in 17 days.